May 15, 2017

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) An amazing gathering of musicians joined music business professionals and devoted fans on May 11 to honor the best in blues for the past year. The Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee transformed into a joyous blues party during the 38th annual Blues Music Awards as The Blues Foundation shined the spotlight on the remarkable work created by the night's honorees.

Bobby Rush not only picked up an Album of the Year victory for Porcupine Meat, he also saw Omnivore Recording's four-disc retrospective Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush named Historical Album of the Year. These wins, his 11th and 12th BMA awards, continue a triumphant year for the 83-year-old blues legend, who also earned his first Grammy earlier this year. Rush also served as co-presenter with his Grammy Award-winning counterpart Fantastic Negrito.

Curtis Salgado won Song of the Year for "Walk a Mile in My Blues," which he co-wrote with David Duncan and Mike Finigan. It...

February 21, 2017

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the nominations for its annual Blues Music Awards, which the international organization will present on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues musicians, The Blues Music Awards upholds its rich cultural tradition by honoring the past year's superior achievements in blues performance, songwriting, and recording. This annual ceremony represents the premier event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans around the globe. Sugar Ray Norcia, individually, and collectively with his band, The Bluetones, received the most nominations with seven, including B.B. King Entertainer Award, Best Song, Best Album and Best Band. The total reaches ten with the inclusion of his Bluetones bandmates Monster Mike Welch (Instrumentalist-Guitar), Michael "Mudcat" Ward (Instrumentalist-Bass) and Anthony Geraci (Pinetop Perkins Pia...

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